WWE’s The New Day is a trio of fun-loving and talented wrestlers. Like dating, however, in tag team wrestling three can be a crowd — so how do Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods decide which two get to participate in a particular match? (Or, you know, how does the mighty WWE creative decide?)
“When we first started it was a lot of me and Kofi in the ring because Vince [McMahon] was a big fan of Woods being entertaining with the trombone,” Big E told TheWrap on Thursday. “But right now, I think we have a pretty good rotation — we just kind of alternate.”
“We have a live event rotation, we have a TV rotation, and we have a pay-per-view rotation,” he continued. “Every now and then it’ll change, but for the most part we kind of just cycle around from event to event.”
OK, so the big question to the biggest member of the gang looking to win WWE tag team gold for a fifth time at this weekend’s “SmackDown Live” pay-per-view “Clash of Champions”: Which two of you are working the ring on Sunday?
“Sunday, as of now — unless something changes — it’ll be me and Kofi out there,” Big E told us.
That’s unfortunate news for diehard fans of Woods’ chain-wrestling, but a pretty great silver-lining for trombone enthusiasts.
This weekend, The New Day finds itself in a four-way fight against opponents Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin, Rusev & Aiden English, and SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos.
The New Day and The Usos have worked quite a rivalry lately, with the latter dropping the belts to the former at “WWE Battleground” back in July. The results (including the gold) was reversed a month later at the “SummerSlam” pre-show, making The Usos the first team to win the SmackDown Tag Team Championship twice.
On Sunday, The New Day aims to crowd that line in the record books a bit.
Check back with TheWrap soon for more from our conversation with Big E, and watch the big fella and Kofi Kingston throw down Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on the WWE Network.
Readers can regularly catch Big E, Woods and Kingston Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on USA Network’s “SmackDown Live.”
Find the rest of the “WWE Clash of Champions” card here.
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